Sunday, January 13, 2008

China - Factory explosion kills 5

An explosion has killed at least 5 workers at a chemical plant in southern China. Two further people are missing and 33 others were injured when a blast hit the state run Yuntianhua International Chemical Industry Company in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province. Investigations have so far revealed the ignition of sulphur powder, a flammable substance with explosive vapors, caused the explosion. The factory produces sulphuric acid. The city's environment protection bureau said air quality in areas near the site of the explosion was not affected [Reuters / Xinhua].

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